one of the many spirits we have on sale this week is black maple hill small batch bourbon. black maple hill is new to csws as we continue to expand our selection of desirable whiskies even further so we can be your destination for all things spirits. black maple hill is aged for an average of 8 years and is bottled at 95 proof but don't let the high proof fool you. this is a surprisingly mature bourbon that has a smooth taste from start to finish. black maple hill has sweet fruit notes up front that balance well with vanilla, caramel and oak flavors on the mid palate and finish.
George Dickel Barrel Select
we take pride in every decision made, thus giving you the best quality and price around. i'm excited to say that we have extended our george dickel line to include george dickel barrel select. tennessee is famous for making smooth, charcoal filtered whiskey and barrel select is is a classic expression of what tennessee whiskey should be. each year, master distiller john lunn selects around ten of his best, most mellow barrels to produce a fine small batch offering. this small batch is aged between ten and twelve years which provides a consistent, smooth, taste that is perfectly balanced. barrel select is dark bronze in color and has hints of oak, corn, mint, and vanilla. barrel select is has a much more mellow taste than the ever popular no. 12 white label they produce which shows excellent maturity. there is even more to love about this whiskey because it is under $40 and is on par with much more expensive spirits.
Tyrconnell Single Malt Irish Whiskey
this week cool springs wines and spirits is focusing on tyrconnell single malt irish whiskey which is made at an independent distillery called cooley distillery. most irish malt whiskey has traditionally found its way into blended whiskeys thus it is rare to find irish malt whiskey bottled in its pure form. tyrconnell is named after a famous racehorse that won the irish derby with 100 to 1 odds thus the horse is pictured on the label. irish single malts are more complex in character than their blended irish cousins due to their rich malty flavours and have an absence of smoky characteristics associated with scotch single malts.
Jefferson's Reserve Bourbon
one of my favorite bourbons that i have tasted this year is jefferson's reserve. the balance is what really intrigued me, my nose kept picking up different layers and nuances that convinced me that i would love this whiskey before i even tasted it. the nose of this reserve is of butterscotch, berries, vanilla, and caramel among other notes integrated nicely to form an awesome smelling experience. flavor is strong and assertive but is in tune with what a great whiskey needs. the sweetness will please you, the oak will compliment the other layers, the body is full yet velvet like, and the finish will linger on and on.
Jack Daniel's Honey
jack daniels has come out with a new product called jack daniels honey and it flying off the shelves at cool springs wines and spirits faster than we can bring it in. i must admit that i am a bit of a purest when it comes to the spirits world but i can't help but jump on the jack daniels honey bandwagon. the nose is sweet and the whiskey really seems to come through all that honey. it is 70 proof so this is a strong liqueur that is competing well with the competition. the flavor is very strong with honey and has a touch of cinnamon to spice things up a bit.
as many bourbon lovers know, bulleit has been producing a fine bourbon since 1987 by tom bulleit. his great-great grandfather originally made this product in the 1830's and is now being carried on in a great way today. recently bulleit has come out with what they call "bulleit rye" which is made of 95% rye and 5% malted barley and is 90 proof! it is exciting to see that bulleit is coming out with a rye whiskey simply because since prohibition, rye whiskey is has not been produced by many distilleries here in the us and if so, can be quite costly.
Rain Cucumber Lime Vodka
rain cucumber lime flavored vodka is flying off our shelves right now and i believe more people should know about what rain has to offer. this versatile vodka is produced in kentucky by buffalo trace using organic corn and has been distilled seven times which seems to be what everyone wants these days. rain cucumber lime is naturally crisp, light and invigorating with flavors of lime and fresh cucumber for a irresistible twist on summer cocktails like the cosmo and maritini.
with its smooth, ultra premium taste, heroes vodka gives back by donating a portion of its proceeds to veteran and other service organizations. heroes vodka is made from 100% american grain and each hand-crafted batch is distilled 4 times to create an ultra-pure, world class spirit. with a 90 points and an excellent, highly recommended rating at the ultimate spirits challenge, its is easy to see why heroes vodka has monumental taste!
Kru 82 Vodka
kru 82 is the new "in" for vodka lovers across the spectrum of mixing cocktails to drinking straight vodka. first the package demands your attention because it's 100% food grade stainless steel that can be used and reused. just peel the label off and you have yourself one cool water bottle that you can take anywhere.
clear. spicy aromas of star anise, cream, minerals and powdered sugar follow through to a round, silky entry and a smooth off-dry medium-to-full body with a long, lingering whipped cream, spice, rye dough, and sweet citrus fade with virtually no heat. great subtle, pure, and spicy rye flavors with a lively texture and superb smoothness. an incredible value in a world of high priced vodkas.
Plantation Grande Reserve 5 Year Rum
csws has special rum called plantation grande reserve 5 year which would be the perfect refreshment on the patio, by the pool, or any party. plantation 5 year is double matured in american oak and french oak which gives the rum individuality and quality. the nose senses aromas of bananas, toasted coconut, caramel, and some wood. flavors of vanilla, molasses citrus all come together giving this rum a pleasant, lingering finish.
El Dorado Special Reserve 15 Year Rum
the el dorado 15 year old rum is a blend of demerara rums ranging in age from 15 years to 25 years. rums are aged in oak casks, and then blended by the master blender to achieve a consistent flavor. el dorado 15 has received numerous awards over the years, including the highly coveted wray and nephew trophy in 1998, and several gold medals. the color of the 15 year old is clear, dark and inviting. the nose offers almonds, vanilla, cherries, and some citrus along with nice oak. a sweet, sugary entry is followed by flavors of vanilla and cocoa.
Don Q Grand Anejo Rum
deep amber color. rich aromas of salty butter roasted nuts, toasted coconut, dried orchard fruit, orange marmalade, and mocha follow through on a supple, satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity full body with rich evolving layer flavors. finishes with a very long, engaging fade of fruits, wood, spice, tobacco leaf and slate notes. a complex and classy sipping rum.
Don Julio Anejo Tequila
don julio anejo is barrel aged for eighteen months which gives it softness and complexity. the alluring fruit aromas are complimented by a touch of caramel. the flavor is fruit forward with notes of cherries and strawberries along with some vanilla and butterscotch. don julio anejo has a lingering, creamy finish that is lightly spiced and will keep you coming back for more. make sure to rsvp by sending us an email and be ready to have a great time and learn a thing or two about tequila!
Don Julio Reposado Tequila
don julio reposado has an inviting aroma of mellow, lemon citrus notes and spice layers with touches of ripe stone fruit that seems light and sweet with some lovely vanilla and chocolate notes as well. the taste is incredibly soft and elegant with hints of dark chocolate, vanilla and light cinnamon balanced with subtle notes of pear, apple and lemon for a lightly honeyed and smooth flavor to be savored. remember to have fun and celebrate cinco de mayo responsibly with a glass of smooth tequila!
Beer - Brown Ale
J.w. Lees Moonraker, 12 Oz
j.w. lees moonraker brewed by j.w. lees in middleton junction, england - this english strong ale is very reminiscent of a traditional english nut brown. it pours an opaque copper brown color with a beige head. the aroma has notes of sweet malt, caramel, chestnuts, toffee, and dark fruits. the flavors of this beer remind me of a newcastle on steroids. nutty malt, honey wheat bread, and plum in particular stand out.